Interactive data for potentially preventable hospitalisations

Potentially preventable hospitalisations are those that may have been prevented by timely access and appropriate provision of primary health care. Reducing potentially preventable hospitalisations, particularly for patients hospitalised for conditions that may have been able to be managed within the community, can bring significant benefits to the Australian health system.

This interactive tool is designed to allow you to explore and create your own graphs using potentially preventable hospitalisations data for Australian communities, including Primary Health Network (PHN) areas and Local areas (SA3).

Building your interactive graph

To get started, select the geography or condition you are interested in.

Geographies

Select the local geography you would like to explore. Data are available by Primary Health Network (PHN) area and Local area (SA3).

Conditions

Explore potentially preventable hospitalisation results by condition.

Primary Health Network (PHN) area

Enter a Primary Health Network (PHN) area to explore the potentially preventable hospitalisations data for that local area. Data are available for 31 PHNs across Australia.

Primary Health Network options

Enter a Primary Health Network area name

A Primary Health Network area is required.

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Then select a PHN area

You must select a Primary Health Network

Local area

(Statistical Area Level 3)

Enter a Local area (SA3) to explore the potentially preventable hospitalisations data for that local area. Data are available for more than 300 SA3s across Australia.

Local area options

Enter the name of a Local area (SA3)

A Local area (SA3) is required.

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and / or

Then select a Local area (SA3)

A Local area (SA3) is required

Potentially preventable hospitalisation conditions

For each geographic area, results are available for potentially preventable hospitalisations, expressed as numbers of hospitalisations, population rates and number of hospital bed days. For each area, this information is provided as totals for these measures across all 22 conditions for which hospitalisation is considered to be potentially preventable, and also separately for each of those 22 conditions.

Select a condition

Select a condition from the list to view the data for the condition across all 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas.

You must select a measure

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